NEW Kello Rovers boss John Quinn is quietly confident his side can spring a Scottish Junior Cup upset against Arthurlie this weekend.

Kello take on the Super League Premier Division outfit at Nithside Park in the first round on Saturday as they look to win their first game in over a month.

The Kirkconnel side are fresh from rescuing a deserved point in their 3-3 draw with titling-chasing Cambuslang Rangers last weekend and Quinn is looking forward to the cup tie.

He said: “We will play the way we have been playing all season and stick to our philosophy and try to play.

“We won’t get any easy games this season. I know there won’t be. I’m fortunate enough from my time with Irvine Meadow to have seen teams that Kello haven’t faced yet.

“I’m driving up to Kirkconnel from Manchester and we’ll have a chance to work on a few things in training.

“We’ve been working on a bit of our shape and other things so we want to be able to take that into the game on Saturday.

“The target for this season is to stay in this league.

“It’s a very challenging job in terms of location and trying to attract boys to Kirkconnel.

“We have a small budget, I think only Darvel will have as small a budget in this league as us but even they will have more.

“I know what potential this squad has and I know what we are capable of. The target is to stay in the league and hopefully we can cause a wee upset in the cup.”

Quinn has yet to taste defeat as the Rovers’ manager after back-to-back draws against Darvel and Cambuslang.

Kello came from behind three times last weekend as they salvaged a point from a difficult match at Somervell Park against second-placed Cambuslang and the gaffer was impressed with some of his side’s play.

Quinn told the Chronicle: “The first half was very positive, we created a lot of chances. The only negative would be that we only took one of them.

“We conceded two goals that didn’t need to be conceded.

“We scored early in the second half, after about five minutes, and then we started to play within ourselves as if we had settled for the 2-2 and didn’t want to go and win the game which wasn’t the case. It wasn’t what we spoke about at half time but it’s always difficult.

“I was convinced we could go on and win the game but fair play to Cambuslang, they put us under pressure.

“Overall, am I happy with the point? I think I have to be when you consider our positions in the league, Cambuslang haven’t lost a game.

“If you had offered it to me before the game I’d have been quite tempted to take it but we had some really good chances.

“I think it’s our story of the season so far, we’ve been creating, not converting but the effort from the boys was tremendous.”

Kello Rovers v Arthurlie, Scottish Junior Cup, kick-off 2.30pm.